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Cosmetic dentistry 'can be comfortable'

Cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry does not have to be uncomfortable if the right technology is available, according to a medical professional.

Dr Craig Heunergardt, founder of North County Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, has come up with a variety of ways to allow his patients to relax when they are in the operating chair, reports the Village News.

As some people can be frightened about getting surgery done, he chose to begin offering nitrous oxide and oral triaxolam free of charge.

"I did this because I don't want cost to be a barrier between comfort and getting dental work done," Dr Heunergardt told the publication.

For those who are not as scared but still need a good distraction, he will turn on a television or give them headphones so that they can take their mind off the procedure.

This week, a dentist from the Ontario Dental Association told the Toronto Sun that having teeth whitened at a cosmetic dentistry clinic is safer than using cheap products at home.

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Dentistry news update: 16 October 2009